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This subject will cover the application of design principles and design critique, landscape materials and graphic techniques required to produce professional landscape plans, graphic communication of design intent and basic landscape elements (paving, pergolas, edging, walls, fences), verbal presentation and graphic rendering, basic surveying and levels for site development, and planting design and documentation.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, student should be able to:
- Describe the important role landscape plans and their graphic presentation play in the industry
- Prepare professional landscape plans, including plant and material documentation.
- Identify the requirements for landscape grading and drainage of hard surfaces
- Communicate how different landscape structures work
- Explore appropriate design solutions for a range of different sites and their associated problems.
- Identify the professional responsibilities of landscape designers and when they need professional support from engineers and other associated fields.
• Sourcing, interpreting and applying information from written and electronic sources to individual tasks;
• Use scientific and technical literature to answer specific questions;
• Time management and the meeting of deadlines;
• Report on an experimental procedure using scientific conventions;
• Retrieval, from a range of paper-based and electronic sources, of information required to develop understanding of a topic, and the use of this information, with appropriate recognition, in report writing.
Last updated: 3 November 2022